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Our “How To” to Trick O’ Treat this Season

Trick O’ Treating  might be on October 31st, but who says you can’t bring the festivities to the children while you are babysitting? 

Usit prides itself on recruiting sitters who can engage children with various activities. We know sometimes you may run out of ideas on how to have fun with the children. So have no fear! Usit is here!

We want to share some ideas that you can have up your sleeve this Halloween while you babysit! 


Bling Out! Pumpkin Style

Bring the “Bling Bling” by going to your local pumpkin patch and picking up small pumpkins. Have the children “Bling Out” their pumpkins using various craft items such as: 

  • Sharpies 

  • Googly Eyes 

  • Sequences 

  • Glitter

  • Stickers

*BONUS: Ask them to “Bling Out” their pumpkin to their favorite book character! 

Find a Hidden Drawing through a Pumpkin?

Print out a pumkin silhouette for the children, and ask them to turn that pumpkin into something else. 

Witch, Monkey, Dog ? Who knows? 

This activity allows them to get creative, and hey who knows? They can become true artists. 

Pumpkin Toss 

A pumpkin, measuring tape, that’s it. 

Have a starting line and allow the child to toss the pumpkin. Ask them to guess (in inches or cm) how far the pumpkin is away from the starting line. 

Measure it, and see how close they were to their prediction! 

You can always have a competition to see who guesses the closest. 

M&M Math - Can’t go wrong for a sweet treat!


Nothing can go wrong with M&Ms! With the parent’s permission of course, you can give a fun size pack of M&Ms to the kids. 

Depending on the age of the child, you can ask them various questions: 

  • What kind of colors did you get?

  • How many of each color? 

  • Percentage of each color? 

  • Average, Median, Mode of total M&Ms

Kick Back with a Spooky Book

Grab a book from a donation store or from the library. A Halloween themed book, few candy bars to celebrate and you are done. You can ask them to read for you and help them while they are reading along the way. One of the best memories you can give them and for you. 

These ideas are fun, festive, and easy on the piggy bank. You become the talk of the town with the kids and that parents will appreciate you even more. 

We got a contest for you! 

Sitters: Follow and Tag @usit_app on Instagram by doing one of these activities with the kids. We will do a drawing and one will be able to get $15 gift card! 

Parents: Follow and Tag @usit_app on Instagram of your little one’s halloween costume. BEST OUTFIT gets $30 of credit towards their next date night!! 

Happy Trick O’ Treating, Y’all!